London murder rate overtakes NY for first time as crime surges

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In February, 15 people were murdered in London versus 14 in New York City.

The monthly murder rate in London has overtaken that of NY for the first time in modern history, according to official figures.

Writing in the Sun on Sunday, the Conservative MP said: "It is no coincidence the record rise in knife crime comes as there is a dramatic fall in the use of police stop and search powers".

According to the Sunday Times, 15 people were murdered in London in February, while 14 were killed in NY.

The teen's death came as it was revealed London has overtaken NY in murder rates this year.

"London remains one of the safest cities in the world", the spokesperson said. The cities have a similar-sized population.

A stabbing in south London has brought the number of fatal knife attacks in the capital to 31 this year.

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Here in the states, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said the figures belay a truth about gun control - that criminals will still find a way to commit violent crime even if firearms are tough to get legally and even follow-up campaigns to get knives off the streets are inefficacious.

In an effort to reverse the unsafe trend, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced that the capital's police force will increase "intelligence-led" stop-and-search. NY has been able to bring down serious violence through a public health approach.

Khan, who has been in office since May 2016, is from the opposition Labour Party.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick recently blamed social media for the soaring rate of knife crime in the United Kingdom, saying trivial disputes could escalate into violence "within minutes" when rivals set out to goad each other on the internet.

The Ben Kinsella Trust, an anti-knife crime charity named after a young victim, said social media amplified a range of other factors that have contributed to the crisis.

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